Rain barrels are an excellent way to reuse rainwater that drains off your roof. You can apply it to your lawn, garden and any other place where gray water would be suitable. Water is a very hot topic these days and water wars in Congress are already happening. Installing rain barrels on your property is one way you can go “off the grid” for your water use. I conducted an interview with Jesse Froehlich here which gives and overview of a common rain barrel system for your home and its benefits. Jesse is currently constructing a rain barrel system for a customer in Sonoma County, California.
You can get in touch with Jesse about rain barrels at: RainCycleSonoma@gmail.com.